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I replaced head gasket and got everything working again,(was overheated.), was running good for a two weeks or so, had a knock when cold start but was not that bad....but now have a crack in oil pan and will not turn over...so figure something fell apart...>??????
 

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I think pulling the oil pan will reveal the source of the problem, and it will not likely be a pretty sight.
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The inside parts are making an exit...
 

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Sounds like it may have thrown a rod. Drain what's left of the oil and break open the oil pan. It's no good anymore anyway, it'll allow you to see what's happened inside.
 

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and don't forget, PICs
 

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OK, here is the issue, is it worth fixing? cost? I could probably get a whole sub-frame with motor and tranny for cheap...this is for off road use, not insured...rear wheal drive, so I am looking around right now.. :(
 

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You are going to have to start at the bottom and find out all of what is broken. Then decide if you want to repair or replace, or scrap.
 

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AstroWill said:
You are going to have to start at the bottom and find out all of what is broken. Then decide if you want to repair or replace, or scrap.
^ THIS. Stop guessing
 

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That oil pan is trash. Remove it, break it open if you have to, see what is on the inside. Something broke it, figure out what the culprit was.
 

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OUCH.

Now you need to find out why the oil pan broke like that. Pretty sure you need a short block at the least, and a long block to make things easier.

On my '93 Astro, I have a quarter-sized hole because a lifter punched out the oil pan. You need to see what did that damage, because something inside is much, much more broke than that.
 
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